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I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Virginia Miller

I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE

By Virginia Miller (Author) , Virginia Miller (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-7636-0664-2
Publisher: Candlewick

Bartholomew (or Ba) and George return (Be Gentle!, 1997, etc.) for another demonstration of unconditional love. Miller tackles one of the confusing toddlerhood feelings: sheer, unprovoked grumpiness. Bartholomew is having a bad day, for his ears are cold, his legs are stumpy, his porridge is lumpy, and his tummy is plumpy. Georgeā€”an all-purpose ursine angel, brother, father, pal, guardian, caregiver, there-for-you archetype--always has a comforting word, gesture, or act. George is pure solace to younger listeners, and a sweet role model for older ones. The illustrations have a light, homey feel, a mix of humble domesticity and charm. (Picture book. 2-5)